Sheep news around the UK

25 June 2019



Farmers to breed African sheep as UK demand grows

25 June 2019

The fat-tailed sheep will satisfy UK market demand

Police erect sheep worrying signs to educate public

24 June 2019

The signs remind dog owners of their responsibilities

Derbyshire County Show hit by livestock restrictions

22 June 2019

The show is 'unable to host' cattle and sheep

Campaign urges farmers to vaccinate in advance of tupping

21 June 2019

Unnecessary lamb losses can be prevented

Farmer fortifies business with climate-smart grasses

21 June 2019

Grass and crop choice ensures profitable and efficient business

Warden needed to maintain dyke for unique North Ronaldsay sheep

18 June 2019

The 200-year-old dyke keeps the unique breed on the foreshore

New Zealand shearers set to inspire UK audience with new classes

17 June 2019

Stars of the 'She Shears' film will deliver shearing classes

US sheep industry experts to inspect UK farms

12 June 2019

The six-day delegation will tour numerous British farms

Farmers and public urged to take sheep worrying survey

6 June 2019

Last year, police were called to 1,100 dog attacks on sheep

Two people charged after alleged sheep worrying incident

6 June 2019

Three sheep died as a result

British Wool performs 'well' despite 'extremely challenging' year

5 June 2019

Brexit impacted UK consumer confidence in 2018

Not all meat has same environmental footprint, report says

5 June 2019

Animals that are fed only grass are 'part of the solution'

Farmers 'delighted' as Trump served British lamb at State Banquet

5 June 2019

The menu was centred around the best of British seasonal produce

Buy up lamb for schools in event of no-deal Brexit, Kit Malthouse says

3 June 2019

The Tory leadership candidate suggests buying up lamb for schools

Sheep sector welcomes report showing sea eagles kill healthy lambs

3 June 2019

Report recognises predation of sheep stocks

Rustlers steal 55 lambs from north east Scotland farm

29 May 2019

The estimated value is a 'mid four figure sum of money'

Managing grass could help farmers exploit changing meat market

24 May 2019

Managing grazing will become ever more important

New Estimated Breeding Values help improve ram investments

22 May 2019

EBVs help farmers choose rams with right genetic merit

Runaway sheep 'apprehended' after causing 'chaos' in Lancaster

22 May 2019

The loose sheep triggered a police chase around the city

Farmers call for full compensation in event of livestock worrying

20 May 2019

Scottish farmers call for harsher penalties

Bear reintroduced in France kills eight sheep in Spain

20 May 2019

Local farmers are furious with both governments

Prioritise grazed grass to reduce costs, sheep expert says

16 May 2019

An expert has given sheep farmers tips to reduce costs

Police hunt young woman after dog attack on sheep

10 May 2019

The ewe sustained serious injuries that resulted in its death

Farmers turn to faecal egg counts amid rising wormer inefficacy

9 May 2019

The technology is helping farmers deliver accurate advice

Sheep worth over £1,000 stolen from Moray farm

9 May 2019

30 Scottish blackface ewes were stolen

Sheep enrol at French school due to low pupil numbers

9 May 2019

A local farmer registered 15 sheep at the primary school

Two sheep farmers win travel bursary worth over £2,700

8 May 2019

The NSA Samuel Wharry travel bursaries are worth £2,750 each

Public still allowing dogs to attack livestock, union warns

8 May 2019

Farmers continue to pay for people's 'lack of respect'

UK sheep farming 'wrongly blamed' for climate change

8 May 2019

Industry leaders have criticised the 'fashionable' attacks on livestock farming

Farmers increasingly producing meat to highest specification

7 May 2019

Welsh farmers are meeting the mark and keeping it lean